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CNN
Jan 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
would never have been in circulation. the federal government has already reached the debt ceiling of nearly $16.4 trillion. >>> and a dangerous find in new york's central park. conservancy workers were cleaning an 18th-century cannon when it was realized it was fully loaded and ready to fire full of gunpower and a cannon ball. a bomb squad was called in to remove the explosives. >>> i'll be back in one hour and i'll show you the apps that can help you track the deadly flu outbreak. where you live. and locate a doctor who can treat you if you get sick. but first, ali velshi explains why we still don't have a budget and how our elected officials have bungled a basic business process that most of us handle with ease, it's a must-see "your money" starts right now. >>> america's road to economic recovery is wide open. it's right there in front of us. if our elected officials don't put some major road blocks in the way. i'm ali velshi, this is your money. debt ceilings, budgets and debt ceilings are all you're going to here coming out of washington the next few months and the partisan warf
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
for a full-blown fight over the debt ceiling in his first month on the job? pocket change. you heard about this idea. the trillion dollar coin to handle the debt ceiling. well, today we will tell you where it all started and whether or not it is really something president obama might use. they won't rule it out important some reason. and back to the future. the gun debate of 1994 had many lessons for the fight unfolding today. what can president obama learn from president clinton's success? good morning from washington. thursday, january 10, 2013. this is "the daily run-down." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first read of the morning. this afternoon president obama will formally name his chief of staff, jack lew, to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. a sign the white house expects a big fight over the federal budget lew is the safe pick. he has been confirmed twice by the senate before. just in this administration. if confirmed in time, he can face his first test next month over the debt ceiling. lew is a walk among walks. described in one profile by the huffington post.
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 6:00am PST
the debt ceiling and raising objections over former republican senator chuck hagel. the president's expected choice for defense secretary. our conversation with senators dick durbin and lindsey graham. then, learning the ropes with two freshmen, democratic senator democrat heidi heitkamp and republican senator richard hudson and plus can either party compromise and keep hard core supporters on board, neera tannen, stephen moore of the "wall street journal" and jackie calmes of the "new york times" and our own dana bash. you knows what happens when sis fuss rolls that boulder to the top of the hill, it rolls back down, a piece of greek mythology that brings to us the reality of the u.s. congress. it got a deal that raises taxes on the upper brackets and prevents for now huge spending cuts. it's moved on to the issue of avoiding a u.s. default. >> the president needs to show up early this time. >> republicans say they are done raising taxes. they want the president to agree to spending cuts in exchange for raising the amount of money the u.s. treasury is allowed to borrow. the preside
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 10:00am PST
our elected officials don't put major blocks in your way. i'm ali velshi. debt ceilings, budgets and spending cuts are all you'll hear coming out of washington for the next few months. the partisan warfare in washington could put a dent in any recovery. the threat is real. the next battle will be another clash over raising the u.s. debt ceiling. the current ceiling was officially hit on december 31st, but like last time the u.s. treasury is using extraordinary measures to get through about late february or early march. if congress doesn't act by then, the government risks not being able to pay some of its bills. republicans seem to think the debt ceiling is a useful tool to limit how much the government spends, but that is not what the debt ceiling law is supposed to do. it gives the u.s. treasury the flexibility to borrow money to pay the government's bills without going to congress to get approval every single time. it has nothing to do with spe spending or debt control. you might want it to be about spending control like i'd like to be in "people's" list of 50 most beautiful peopl
Comedy Central
Jan 8, 2013 10:30am PST
hello debt ceiling. >> the fiscal cliff fight was ugly but will the debt ceiling struggle be eveninging uglier. >> hard to believe but this could get uglier. [ laughter ] the government is aetch perfecting the legal limit for how much kit borrow also known as the debt ceiling. republicans can demand that the president make spending cuts or we'll hit the debt ceiling and go through it. [ laughter ] or get crushed by it or you know what? we might have to make a skylight in it. sounds nice. it's pretty but they rarely get caulked properly and when it rains, it drips and ruins your sisal carpet. the republicans are clearly in a strong position but the president might have a trick up his sleeve. >> is there a magic bullet to solve the crisis? try a magic coin. some economists, legal scholars and a congressman are suggest a $1 trillion platinum coin could be minted and the government could use it to pay the debt, avoid default and preempt the debt ceiling crisis. >> stephen: we should have known that a coin was obama's solution to everything. it was right in his slogan. change. it's legal in
FOX
Jan 6, 2013 10:00am PST
tough stay tuned for bruising round twompt from automatic spending cuts to raising the debt ceiling and paying for uncle sam to at a open, the battle battle lines are how will that fight play out. we'll ask two key congressman. van hollen and jim jordan. he's's new man in town with a message that champions opportunities. will the party establishment listen. we'll get a fresh perspective from senator ted cruz. from spending to immigration and gun control debate, will the new congress get past the toxic partis an shepto get things done for voters. we'll ask the sunday panel to read the political teleaves all right now on "fox news sunday". hello again from fox news in washington. after side stepping the fiscal cliff, the country faces a triple threat of greater scale . at stake government spending cuts and full faith and credit of the united states. with bruises fresh from the last dust up early jabs are already flying. joining is democratic chris van hollen and republican jim jordan. senate minority leader said the revenue piece is done. the president wants more tax he needs to limit ded
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
obama is warning congress to act now on raising the debt ceiling or face an economy that could go haywire in a few months. the president held the last news conference of the first term focusing on the economy and calling on congress to allow more borrowing authority up against the debt ceiling. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> house republicans want spending cuts as part of a deal to lift the debt ceiling. without an agreement the country has until around march 1 before it may not be able to meet financial obligations. >> today is the one month anniversary of the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. in washington, bay area members are among the group of democrats meeting with vice president biden about gun control. the vice president could turn over his proposals to president obama as early as tomorrow. >> a month ago today, the shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary school shocked the nation. and re-ignited a fierce battle over america's relationship
KOFY
Jan 14, 2013 11:30am PST
now on raising the debt ceiling or face an economy that could go haywire in a few months. the president held the last news conference of the first term focusing on the economy and calling on congress to allow more borrowing authority up against the debt ceiling. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> house republicans want spending cuts as part of a deal to lift the debt ceiling. without an agreement the country has until around march 1 before it may not be able to meet financial obligations. >> today is the one month anniversary of the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. in washington, bay area members are among the group of democrats meeting with vice president biden about gun control. the vice president could turn over his proposals to president obama as early as tomorrow. >> a month ago today, the shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary school shocked the nation. and re-ignited a fierce battle over america's relationship with guns. tomorrow, vice pr
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 9:00am PST
, credible solution other than congress either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling because this is about paying your bills. everybody -- everybody here understands this. i mean, this is not a complicated concept. you don't go out to dinner and eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. if you do, you're breaking the law. congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. now, if congress wants to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's a debate that we should have. but you don't say in order for me to control my appetites, i'm going to not pay the people who already provided me services. it's not meeting your obligations. you can't do that. that's not a credible way to run this government. we've got to stop lurching from crisis to crisis to crisis when there's this clear path ahead of us that simply requires some discipline, some responsibility, and some co
NBC
Jan 6, 2013 8:00am PST
whether congress will vote to raise the country's debt ceiling. shortly after lawmakers reached a down to the wire deal on taxes to pull the country back from the fiscal cliff earlier this week, the president tried to preempt the debt limit showdown by firing a warning shot at republicans. he reiterated that call yesterday. >> one thing i will not compromise over is whether congress should pay the tab for a bill already racked up. the congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the results for the global economy could be catastrophic. >> congress has vowed to use the upcoming votes to get more spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare. some are threatening a government shutdown. in a moment, we'll talk to alan simpson and erskine bowles about where they see the fiscal cliff deal leaving the country. they say it falls short. but first, the man who brokered the deal with the white house on behalf of the republicans and no doubt will be a key figure in the battles ahead, the top republican in the senate, mitch mcconnell. he joins me now. leader
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 2:00pm PST
president the right to do so not evil. republicans holding the debt ceiling hostage wrong. democrats doing the same thing, not wrong. not close. you can't say republicans aren't reading the will of the people in election when the people kept them in charge of the house in the same election. election have consequences, of course. perhaps hiking taxes on the rich is up with of them. but that does not mean we don't do a lick about our debt. not getting a handle on spending wasn't one of them. hearing only one side don't make you a journalist but doing so to ignore the other side makes you charyl top. charlatan. go after the goose, go after the gander. what is a gander? do you know? be fair, balanceed. both sides. have at it. >> dana: hello, i'm dana perino with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, eric bolling, andrea tantaros. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: earlier today, president obama held the final press conference of his first term in the east room of the white house. the main attraction, our old friend the debt ceiling. they could default on the debt,
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 1:00am PST
sequester or the debt ceiling or the operation of government to try to engage the president to deal with this. but -- >> but you said that was a strategy, that's what you learned. i want to come back to the question. it's a hostage that's worth ransoming, the debt ceiling of the united states government. is that the strategy that you would ransom that here again to force the kind of spending cuts that you think are necessary? >> it's a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem confronting our future. and that's our excessive spending. >> but you're conceding that that may be the strategy this time? >> well, what the strategy ought to be is we ought to be doing something about the problem. >> well, i understand that. but there are additional problems as well that flow from that. as you know, after the debt ceiling was resolved in the summer of 2011, america's credit rating was downgraded. johningler was the republican governor of michigan and said the following. he said this is to bloomberg news. it's a terribly b
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 3:00am PST
fight over the debt ceiling? >> well, first, these last-minute deals are no way to run the government. i can tell you that. we know what the problem is. you're going to have al simpson and erskine bowles on. they have talked about this for a couple of years now. we have a spending problem. you know, we have a debt the size of our economy, which makes us look a lot like greece. this administration has driven spending as a percentage of our economy from 21% up to almost 25%. we've resolved the tax issue now. it's over. it's behind us. we were able to get permanent tax relief for 99% of american taxpayers. and for 500,000 small businesses. so that's behind us. what's left to be dealt with is the spending. and it's a shame that the president doesn't embrace the effort to reduce spending. none of us like using these situations like the sequester or the debt ceiling or the operation of government to try to engage the president to deal with this. but -- >> but you said that was a strategy, that's what you learned. i want to come back to the question. it's a hostage that's worth ransoming, th
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
that lie ahead in his second term. showdowns over the debt ceiling and gun control. heather: wendell goler is live for us at the white house. good morning, wendell. why is the president holding a news conference now? >> reporter: well, heather, as john said it is the last week of the president's first term and wants to talk about the issue likely to dominate his second. that is the nation's debt and deficit. we already reached the $16 trillion debt limit set by congress. treasury secretary tim geithner says his accounting tricks and maneuvers can only buy us a couple more months the president wants to call on congress to raise the debt ceiling without drama. he says even the threat, note to raise the debt ceiling could cause a down-tick in the nation's credit rating as it did in 2011. republicans are determined to use that leverage. it may be the only leverage they have to raise the nation's debt ceiling. in the past it has worked to demand spending cuts in exchange for raising the nation's debt ceiling. they intend to do it this time. heather? heather: a lot going on in washington.
CNBC
Jan 7, 2013 3:00pm EST
got the debt ceiling debt bait coming. peter, what's your take? >> well, i think the debt ceiling, we've been through that before -- once before. this second time i think it's going to be actually maybe too much to say a piece of cake, but we've seen it before and i think that we will sail through that. and earnings, i'm looking at earnings to be probably sideways this past quarter. going into 2013 i think it's going to be one heck of a year. >> you mean a strong year? >> yes. strong. >> and you think stocks react to that? >> i do. i think they will react very strongly. i think there's a lot of risk, uncertainty out there. but on top of that, i think you will see stock buybacks. and i also still think you will see some dividend increases which are great for investors. >> brian, do you think it's going to be a piece of cake the debt ceiling discussions? >> what? >> that's what he said. >> this has been a market place that since 2007, 2008, that reacts to every little sound bite. we're going to see some volatility during every time of situation or news bit that comes out of washington. thi
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 11:00am PST
dehe bait into the debt ceiling limit and whether you go past it. here is what the president said about that on tuesday. let's list. >> if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >> congressman jordan back in 2011 when we had the debate you advocated going past the debt ceiling deadline saying it wouldn't be such a bad thing. would you advocate that again this year? >> i advocated a solution and not a deal. it is no wonder the president doesn't want to debate this. if i had prosided over the four annual highest deficits in american history, $5 trillion increase in the national debt i probably wouldn't want to talk about the issue either. let's look at the facts. since the debt ceiling agreement passed 16 months ago the day after it passed we got a downgrade from s&p. a week after the market dropped 1300 points. the supercommittee which chris and so many members voted for fell apart like we all thought it would and
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
past the debt ceiling deadline saying it wouldn't be such a bad thing. would you advocate that again this year? >> i advocated a solution and not a deal. it is no wonder the president doesn't want to debate this. if i had prosided over the four annual highest deficits in american history, $5 trillion increase in the national debt i probably wouldn't want to talk about the issue either. let's look at the facts. since the debt ceiling agreement passed 16 months ago the day after it passed we got a downgrade from s&p. a week after the market dropped 1300 points. the supercommittee which chris and so many members voted for fell apart like we all thought it would and the only scheduled cuts that were supposed to take place we just suspended them five days ago in the fiscal cliff deal. we have yet to cut one dime from the last debt ceiling agreement and now here it is time to do it again. we got to stop the madness. this is the 18-year-old kid on the credit card and they maxed out the credit card. instead of cutting it up and putting them on a budget barack obama says give us a new credit
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
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CNBC
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
congress and increase the debt ceiling. but he cannot legally or constitutionally do that. john boehner reacts by saying washington must stop spending money it doesn't have. >>> speaking of sequester spending cuts, defense department is gearing up, so is homeland security. and the tsa. did you get your paycheck today? notice something missing? the payroll tax holiday is over. will this middle class tax hike really damage the economy? "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up tonight, a developing story. four democratic senators sent a letter to president obama late this afternoon. they want him to use any means necessary to raise the debt ceiling without republican house spending cuts. that's right. cnbc's eamon javers has the details. >> reporter: let me get right to exactly what that quartet of senators said. in their letter to president obama which was viewed widely as shoring up his left flank in the political debate over the debt ceiling. what they wrote was "we believe you must be willing to take any lawful steps to ensure that america does not break its promises and trig
NBC
Jan 9, 2013 4:00am PST
fiscal cliff part two and the debt and debt ceiling and lots of discussion about that, budget cuts, spending cuts possibly coming up the top republican on the nature side they may not get to gun control until the spring. richard. >> a lot of political capital will be spent on those issues. thank you so much. >> more turbulence for boeing's dreamliner. a fuel leak on a 787 forced it to cancel takeoff and return to the gate. one day later, a different plane also at logan caught fire. it was empty at the time. united airlines, the only american airier to operate the dreamliner said it has ordered inspections of all of its 787s. it's not a serious problem given the high-tech plane but they warned it could still undermine consumer confidence. >>> the government is calling for an urgent review of the nation's arctic offshore drilling practices in the wake of a series of missteps voflg the shell oil company. this week's grounding of a shell oil rig off the coast of alaska is just the latest in a string of blunders zaents involving the company's ship and support equipment. the 60-day asses
FOX Business
Jan 9, 2013 12:00am EST
flirt with the debt ceiling at all. to run up against the debt ceiling is to effectively send a default signal to the rest of the world. there is lot of talk you could pay some bills and not others but in effect you could pay interest and social security and things like that, but you couldn't pay the troops. you couldn't pay for roads, bridges, basic research, education. simply nothing to flirt with. you would either scare the international community to death or deprive people of basic services. we should have an agreement. that we shouldn't do anything but raise the debt ceiling. we should have an agreement we should fix the spending problem. what we don't have agreement is how. they ought to get start on that right away. melissa: speaking how to do that, evan, you're someone in the trenches so many times and got frustrated with the process. what do you think of what's going on right now? >> i don't think much about it, melissa. shows the deep political dysfunction we have at the heart of congress right now or at the heart of our political system. my best guess what's going to happen i
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
separation of powers playing out over the debt ceiling. four leading democrats urging president obama to consider doing an end run around congress by raising the nation's borrowing limit without congressional approval. does the president have this authority? what could democrats think if the party dynamics were reversed? bringing in our political panel, mercedes, former spokesperson for president george w. bush, and richard goodstein, the democratic political consultant and former advisor to hillary clinton for president in 2008. good to see both of you. >> thank you. >> arthel: mercedes, you first. should president obama invoke the 14th amendment protection and bypass congress and do you think raising the debt ceiling is good or bad for the good of the country and tell me why? >> it would be unwise for president obama to basically bypass congress. as we know in the constitution, it clearly states that congress has the power of the purse. so it is their responsibility to deal with the debt ceiling. if we give the president this raw power grab, i think it would have a huge negative effect
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 10:00am PST
congress to raise the debt ceiling. welcome to "america live" everyone, i'm megyn kelly. in the final news conference of his first term, the president moments ago demanding that the republicans increase this debt limit, against which he voted, he voted against raising it when he was a senator, but demanding they do differently than he did or else. major jarrett, now, cbs news, challenged the president on his own track record on this issue. >> as you well know, sir, finding votes for the debt ceiling can sometimes be complicated, you yourself as a member of the senate voted against the debt ceiling increase, and in previous aspects of american history, president reagan in 1985, president george herbert walker bush, and president clinton, deals contingent upon raising the debt ceiling and you yourself, related to debt or budget related maneuvers. and what many people are curious about the new adamant desire on your part not to negotiate that seems to conflict with the entire hire in the modern era of the presidents and the debt ceiling and your own debt ceiling and doesn't it suggest we
FOX Business
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
raise the debt ceiling without congress? will he tried to? our handwriting expert is digitalis about the most talked-about signature. will it end up on our dollar bill? can you read that? >> from that fox business studios in new york city, it's "the willis report" with gerri willis ♪ gerri: as the debt ceiling showdown, members of the financial services round table now headed by former gop presidential candidate temple in tay are urging congress to raise the debt ceiling. failure to do so will cause a wire. will republicans caved? always great to have you on this show. what do you make of this? these and other business leaders of this country who are saying, you have to raise that debt ceiling. >> a little hypocritical. these business leaders of the same ones to say we have to do something about our enormous debt, and what will cause a wire to our nation's finances continuing to go around borrowing a trillion dollars year after year after year. the phony issue, people are saying if we don't pass the debt ceiling it's a default. that is off the table. the constitution prevents a default
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
having me. >> raising the debt ceiling is non-negotiable. how is that going to go over with republicans? >> this is very much the first opening for ray on both sides. the president is non-negotiable, he wants to raise the debt ceiling. you have conservatives in congress saying we're not afraid to let the government shut down. they're starting on the opposite sides of the court and they'll move towards the center, if there's a deal. >> the president says he's willing to talk about more spending cuts as we discussed. not only the debt ceiling but also the sequestration, which is still on the table. that was pushed two months down the road and has to be dealt with but the president says he's not going to talk about that without discussions on more revenue, perhaps more tax hikes. is that on top of the ones with the fiscal cliff deal? >> when you borrow money and raise offsets. the president made it clear he wants that to come from revenue. the next thing they need to look at is spending cuts and congress is going to push for that. especially given the president got pretty close to what he
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 9:00am PST
congress either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling. because this is about paying your bills. everybody here understands this. i mean, this is not a complicated concept. you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want, and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way the american people do. you don't -- now, if congress wants to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's the debate that we should have. but you don't say, in order for me to control my appetites, i'm going to not pay the people who already provided me services. people who already lent me the money. that's not showing any discipline. all that's doing is not meeting your obligations. you can't do that. and that's not a credible way to run this government. we've got to stop lurching from crisis to crisis to crisis when there's this clear
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
recommendation from the gun task force, president obama on the debt ceiling said he will not negotiate while republicans "hold a gun to the head of the american people." this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama declares the health of the american people is not a bargaining chip. the president warns against the prospect of what he called republicans holding the economy hostage. over the debt ceiling. it was the primary focus of the last news conference of his first term. we have fox team coverage. seep your political analyst brit hume will have analysis of that event. correspondent shannon bream tells us about another big topic today. gun control. we begin with white house correspondent wendell goler on the partisan tone over the debt. good evening, wendell. >> good evening. >> bret: the party that doesn't control the white house is rarely happy about raising the debt ceiling. >> reporter: recent years a genuine threat not to do so. >> raising the nation's debt ceiling, the president told reporters is a necessity caused by spending in the past.
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
on spending cuts. the president said no compromise on the debt ceiling. where is this all headed? >> round two of this new year, basically the same fiscal kind of fight. the republicans, which some people say the republicans lost this first round by allowing the tax rates to go up for the first time in a couple of decades on the wealthier americans. they're saying, look, this is our chance to sort of gain back some of what we might have lost and really make an impact on the spending cuts. they're saying we want to hold the president to the lineup as we go towards this debt ceiling. if the president wants to raise the debt ceiling, we want an equal dollar per dollar spending cut if we want to raise the debt ceiling. within the two months, if you see a fight over the debt ceiling and sequester, these automated spending cuts, they're mandatory right now. republicans are really going to hold the line. now it's going to be a question of who is willing to blink first or who doesn't want to blink first. i think it's going to go down to the wire, just like this last one did. >> rachel, a
CNN
Jan 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
the debt ceiling. the debt ceiling is the legal limit on the nation's borrowing. in his weekly address, the president says he's taking a hard line on the issue. >> one ning i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to kbif the united states its ability to pay its bill on top, the consequences could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action, our economy suffered for it. our families and our businesses can not afford that dangerous game again. >> on the first day of the new congress, lawmakers introduced nearly a dozen bills related to gun violence. they come in the wake of the connecticut school shooting and promises from president obama to take concrete action to avoid another tragedy. >> reporter: as students at sandy hook elementary return to class, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, nearly killed in a mass shooting two years ago visited newtown, connecticut. and on capitol hill, lawmakers arrived to begin a new session of congress. with members in both
PBS
Jan 9, 2013 4:30pm PST
fiscal cliff in the rear view mirror, raising the debt ceiling is washington's next big drama. we look at why its so important. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. that drama, could have a new cast member, we're learning the president will nominate jacob lew as his next treasury secretary. >> tom: and with its reputation already on the ropes, a.i.g., the big bailed-out insurer, decides against suing uncle sam. >> susie: th and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: there could soon be a new signature on the dollar bill, jacob "jack" lew is said to be the president's pick to replace treasury secretary timothy geithner. that nomination is expected tomorrow. should he be confirmed by the senate, one of lew's first challenges will be dealing with the rapidly approaching debt ceiling. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: assuming he wins senate confirmation, jacob "jack" lew will take over a treasury that is rapidly running out of cash. the federal government has already hit the debt ceiling. and the only way the government can pay its bills is by using accounting gimmicks to move money around. those tricks
CBS
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
fiscal cliff in the rear view mirror, raising the debt ceiling is washington's next big drama. we look at why its so important. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. that drama, could have a new cast member, we're learning the president will nominate jacob lew as his next treasury secretary. >> tom: and with its reputation already on the ropes, a.i.g. the big bailed-out insurer decides against suing uncle sam. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: there could soon be a new signature on the dollar bill, jacob "jack" lew is said to be the president's pick to replace treasury secretary timothy geithner. that nomination is expected tomorrow. should he be confirmed by the senate, one of lew's first challenges will be dealing with the rapidly approaching debt ceiling. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: assuming he wins senate confirmation, jacob "jack" lew will take over a treasury that is rapidly running out of cash. the federal government has already hit the debt ceiling. and the only way the government can pay its bills is by using accounting gimmicks to move money around. those tricks
Current
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
a debt ceiling thing. >> stephanie: again. as i was saying, what eye candy for the gals to have mitch mcconnell on every sunday show. no matter where you turn, that was -- [ screaming ] okay. this sunlight hits your television just right and reflects off his glasses things can burst into flames. you need to be careful. mike in pittsburgh writes steph -- >> he's a fire starter. he did start the fire. >> stephanie: yeah, well we didn't. dear steph i keep listening to the criticism of the fiscal cliff, not getting the $250,000 limit. here's a factoid for you. in 1939, president clinton enacted the tax rate on incomes over $250,000. now, the i.r.s. and today adjusted for inflation his $250,000 is $397,000 which is exactly what the president got. president obama got the same deal president clinton got back then. i would say the country did pretty good. >> that's just kenyan voodoo. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. isn't it just like -- it's like an acid flashback or like a flintstones cartoon background. here we go again. >> the same rock. the same tree. >> rock, t
FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 9:20am EST
14th amendment to bypass congress and go over the debt ceiling. here is what nancy pelosi said about it, and i'm quoting directly, i would use the 14th amendment. which said that the united states will always be paying. i would just go do it. the judge weighs in on the 14th amendment later this hour and coming up right after the opening bell, we'll have art laffer with us, former reagan economic advisor. what happens if we ignore the debt ceiling? i've got big news and a major hit for apple's iphone. weak demand forces the company to cut orders. samsung is the new kid on the block with the galaxy. find out how apple opens after the upcoming break and congress says that climate change is it here and it's our fault. is a carbon tax coming? yeah, art laffer on that, too, apple may be below 500 bucks a share, we'll tell you. we've got it all. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-siz
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
in the final news conference of the first term, the president took questions on the debt ceiling and the gun debate. first, on the rising debt ceiling, the president took direct aim at republicans accusing them of using the nation's credit rating as a, quote, bargaining chip. >> the republicans in congress had two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect our ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> and the debate over guns, one month after 26 children and adults were killed in newtown, and with the nra saying assault weapon ban would not pass congress, the president urged house members to, quote, examine their own conscience. >> the belief that we have to have stronger background checks, that we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them, an assault weapons ban th
CNBC
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
debt ceiling, or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling. because this is about paying your bills. everybody here understands this. i mean this is not a complicated concept. you don't go out to dinner and then eat all you want and leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way the american people. you don't -- if congress wants to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's a debate that we should have. but you don't say in order for me to control my appetites i'm going to not pay the people who already provided me services. people who already lent me the money. that's not -- that's not showing any discipline. all that's doing is not meeting your obligations. you can't do that. and that's not a credible way to run this government. we've got to stopler muching from crisis to crisis to crisis when there's this crisis that requires some compromise. that's where we need to go
KICU
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am PST
doesn't shift the subject perhaps back to the debt ceiling debate. so early on in trade today, we will see more follow-through from the strong wednesday-thursday trade, but perhaps expect a little bit of profit-taking in the last hour ahead of the weekend press cycle. > > what are you seeing as far as volume, and did growth in china have anything to do with this latest rally? > > right, no, absolutely. first and foremost, china. the chinese trade data from wednesday night into thursday morning was exceptionally strong, exceeding analysts' expectations by 50%. it suggests or gives the hint that perhaps the global and domestic economies are both a little bit stronger than what some of the data is perhaps suggesting. that would be welcome news for federal reserve policymakers. your second point, volumes - volumes have been very strong at the start of the new year. even the s&p futures for example, yesterday traded over 1.6 million contracts in its heaviest volume day of the year, so, volumes are strong, and there is a lot of new money entering the market - 401(k)s, pension plans, whatever els
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
up the president's cabinet pick. immigration and the debt ceiling while vice president joe biden finalizes his recommendation on gun control. tracie potts is in washington for us. it's a busy week ahead. >> reporter: absolutely. as the rehearsals are under way for this new ration the senate turns its focus to these confirmation hearings. chuck hagel raising a lot of questions with democrats and republicans, no date set for those hearings yet. president obama, those confident that he will be confirmed. meantime the debt and the debt ceiling that we're about to hit again in february, the house is back in session today. they got to address that. republicans pushing for spending cuts at this time could include social security and today vice president biden sits down with cabinet members and members of congress to finalize his recommendation for gown control. we'll present them to the president tomorrow likely to include universal background checks. >> no sleep for you over the next week, right? thank you so much. tracie potts in washington, d.c. >>> former secretary of state colin po
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
debt ceiling vote as a bargaining tool. but some look at that and they say, you could be risking the downgrading of u.s. government debt, u.s. government bonds again. >> you fast forward to the debt ceiling. i think that's the mirror image of the fiscal cliff. because the default, if nothing happens, is that the debt ceiling is not raised. what that means it doesn't mean, as some who would demagogue this issue suggest, i doesn't mean a default on our debt. whatnot raising the debt ceiling would mean is a partial government shutdown. roughly 40 cents of every dollar the federal government spends is borrowed. if you don't raise the debt ceiling, that 40 cents is temporarily stopped. now we did that in 1995. we didn't default on our debt. >> woodruff: right. the result was balanced budgets and some of the greatest fiscal responsibility was seen we've seen in modern times from congress because fiscal conservatives stood together and saiwe need to be responsible. >> woodruff: let me ask you about a couple of other issues. that is guns. you're a long-time proponent of gun rights. you're th
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Jan 6, 2013 4:00am PST
. the president says he isn't going to have a debate with us over the debt ceiling. he also says he's not going to cut spending with along with the debt limit hike. citing a poll by david winston says that any increase in the nation's debt limit must be accompanied by spending cuts. texas senator john correspond anyo cornyn threatened a partial government shutdown. the coming deadlines will be the next flash points in our ongoing fight to bring fiscal sanity to washington. it may be necessary to shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of our country, rather than plod along the path of greece, italy and spain. president obama needs to take note and put forth a plan immediately. and pat tume voiced the same sentiment in week earlier on "morning joe." >> our opportunity is on the debt ceiling. the president made it very clear. he doesn't want to have a discussion about it, because he knows this is where we have lev range. we republicans need to tolerate a temporary partial government shutdown which is what it could mean and insist we will get off the r
CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
bcabinet. we have government shut downs and debt ceilings. vice president sebiden is meeti with the nra and senator feinstein wants to ban handguns the kudlow report begins right now. >> cnbc contributor jared bernstein. i can't think of a single reason why they have to put in such an unstring wi undistinguished person in such an important spot. >> i take issue with that. you have to take into consideration issues, but i will say when it comes to one of the most important jobs of the treasury secretary, which is managing the budget, you can't have a better guy than jack lu. you can talk a lot about it. >> that is where i disagree. this is not, hang on a second. i'm going to give jimmy a whack at this. this is not the director of the office of managing the budget. that is where i used to work. this is about financial matters. this is about guys who know what goes on at the world's financial capitol. this is about guys who used to look after the currency and about guys who are going to have to deal with republicans over the debt ceiling and according to every leader that i have talked to, he
FOX Business
Jan 9, 2013 9:00pm EST
. who can blame you? the aarp demand congress not touch benefits as it discusses the debt ceiling. there is said general agreement social security is not the most troubling program for the president calls it structurally sound but others maintain it is stable. but to academics from dartmouth say that may not be the case. they say the security administration under estimates how long they will live in under estimate as much as $800 billion short and the fund will run out of money before the government even says with people ging up smoking and eating better that live longer and demand benefits longer. forecasting has barely even changed since 1935. 77 years we do it the same way. to ignore the future social security is a big mistake now spending $49 billion more of benefits and to cover the shortfall people age 65 and over will reach 80 million and 2040 social security payments will jump 70% in the decade ending 2011. it is a system that is broken and raising the retirement age are tweaks that need to be made to see if congress has the stomach for it. what do you think? drop me an e-mail ac
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
told with a statement on the debt ceiling and why he has said repeatedly over these past few weeks that he will not negotiate with republicans about raising the debt ceiling, as a result he says he won't negotiate, republicans say that is a bargaining chip that they have to try to cut spending to deal with the nation's deficit. we're watching what's going on at the white house, we'll have the full coverage of the news conference leading into it. we're also watching right now what's happening in newtown, connecticut. one month to the stay after that brutal massacre, you're looking now at live pictures, a news conference there, they're going to read a poem, let's listen in. >> it is a sad honor to be here today. it's been one month since i lost my son dillon and 25 other teams lost their loved ones. at times it feels like only yesterday and at other times it feels as if many years have passed. i still find myself reaching for dillon's hand to walk through a car parking lot. it's so hard to believe he's gone. at the same time i look at our community and what has been achieved in one m
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 6:30am PST
will come in that day. $52 billion in bills come due. if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling, congress has to decide which of these bills to pay. interest on the debt we already owe, that's $30 billion. irs refunds, about $7 billion. federal salaries, difficult tut military paychecks, medicare, medicaid bills, defense vendors need to be paid. unemployment checks need to get cut. food stamp debit cards need to be refilled. deficit piles up into national debt. i'm joined by senior political columnist of the daily beast and mayaguinness. maya, should the debt ceiling be the place to argue about spending cuts? >> in the past, the debt controlling has been used responsibly, to help us push for making changes to the budget when we're on an unsustainable course. can you kind of think of it as a speed bump. we would hit the debt ceiling, be reminded we're borrowing too much. they would fight about raising it and then they would raise it. what happened last time, i think, was throwing cold water on to the system of how close we got to truly defaulting and the fact that that will lead to economi
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 4:00am PST
it mission accomplished? a new way to avoid the debt ceiling. hear what senate democrats are telling the president to do today. >>> fighting the flu. the illness has now reached epidemic levels in the u.s. is it slowing down? >>> signature moment. how comics are taking on jacob lew's unique, to say the least, scrawl of his name. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." what's happening out there. after meeting with the president of afghanistan, president obama sharing new details this morning on how he plans to end the u.s. involvement there. >> this remains a very difficult mission, the work ahead will not be easy. our forces are still in harm's way. but make no mistake, our path is clear, and we are moving forward. because after a decade of war, the nation we need to rebuild is our own. >> kristen welker is at the white house. a very good start morning to you. let's talk about the details that the president revealed about the future role of the u.s. in afghanistan. >> good morning to you, alex. the big headline that came out of the joint news conference
FOX Business
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm EST
debt ceiling. right? the debt ceiling -- liz: again? >> next month is starts. liz: what's that do -- >> the republicans are not going to give. they are going to say i gave you tax hikes. i want to see spending cuts. when obama says i'm not giving you spending cuts without more tax hikes, you will see the republicans cross their arms and say, i'm not playing. we're going off that cliff. liz: what is the trade if that is, indeed, the scenario? >> sell long term treasuries. they are a bad deal. i don't know if you saw these reports on the coin? have you seen that? think about it. imagine if the government printed a trillion dollars and stuck it in the treasury and said, oh, there's a trillion less. that's so irrational, or a country like ours crossing arms saying we are not going to pay. that's so irrational. that means one thing, long term interest rates up; right? bond prices down. you will see the ten year note go down and done, and interest rates in the u.s. in the long term continue to jump up. liz: in november, when you were here, the best thing going was really treasuries, and
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
top story a debt ceiling disaster could be coming sooner than expected. a new report by the bipartisan policy center says without congressional action the u.s. will smash into its borrowing limit as early as mid-february. are we doomed to default or will lawmakers be able to get the ball rolling and solve this crisis? i don't know. we have a money power panel to help us sort it all out. the former tennessee governor, phil bredesen, from the fix the debt committee. douglas holtz-eakin formerly of the cbo and evan bayh, former senator and fox news contributor. wow what a power panel. i hardly know where to start. phil, you think it is appalling we gotten this far. why? >> i just think play games, the political games with the faith and credit of the united states is a crazy position to be in. like playing with fireworks and playing with matches in a fireworks factory or something. i understand the need to deal with entitlements and to reduce costs on that but there are other ways of doing that. there is the whole sequester thing coming up down the road. i just think it is crazy
CNBC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
get real, although we have the debt ceiling coming up and many people who have predicted you could see a pullback before you see things moving higher once again. >> and i agree with that. and i think that's a great opportunity to own volume telt here. it's the cheapest we've seen the vix for some time. for one reason or another, there's complacency in the market. right now, we are seeing the market continue to move higher. it's a big technical when you see the large hedge funds coming in with the high trading that catch a lot of people off guard. and they did that overnight. i think today you'll see an up session again in the s&p. >> but, jeff, do you think that these are pros putting their money in, do you think these are average individuals who have started contributing to their 401(k)s at the beginning of the year? what do you think is happening? >> i think they're seeing some remorse. some of the folks were concerned about the tax ramifications of this whole fiscal cliff situation. we see nearly a 7% move up in the s&p. so people come back in, but pros are dominating the market
FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
-- obama demanding part congress dr jobs and raise the debt ceiling. slip in the showers. lawsuits by prison inmates causing taxpayers more than $100 million. i'll break it down next. look, if you have copd like , you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain, or problems passing urine. other side effects include dry mouth and constipation. nothing can reverse copd spiriva helps me breathe b
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 10:00am PST
today predicting that d.c. will hit our 16.4 trillion dollar debt ceiling on february 15th unless congress acts. republicans have said that they will not approve an increase to the debt ceiling, basically our credit limit, without some spending cuts. but a group of democrats have now sent a letter to president obama arguing that he doesn't really need the republicans to say okay to raising the debt ceiling, he can do it himself and if the republicans don't like it, they can take him to court. brit hume is our fox news senior political analyst, brit, so the democrats want president obama to say, if the republicans say you're not getting your debt ceiling increase unless you give us spending cuts, they want president obama to turn around and say i'm not giving them to you and if you refuse to raise the debt ceiling i'm just going to do it, if you don't like it, sue me. is this likely? >> well, i don't think it's a likely outcome and i think if it ever came to that that the president would almost certainly lose some of his administration's lawyers have said as much. and basically wha
CNBC
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm EST
expecting this debt ceiling debate to have? >> we're quite worried about it. we hope they don't shoot themselves in the foot. the good thing is the market saw in december even though there was a lot of fighting, ultimately they did the right thing so maybe it doesn't have to sell off as much before. >> i'm sorry, what does that mean? shoot themselves in the foot? does that mean they should do the right thing and stop borrowing 1 trillion a year. >> michael, you're right. we already shot ourselves in the foot. >> shooting ourselves in the foot would be coming up with a deal before the deadline, not a week after the deadline after they scare the bejabers out of everybo everybody. >> in 2011 they raised the debt ceiling and promised to cut $1.2 trillion. guess what? they punted on that one. now they are one sequestration in arrears. they owe us two and we're not getting any. that's not shooting ourselves in the foot. it's shooting our children in the head. >> i would argue that they did the -- i would argue they absolutely did not do the right thing. they probably should have let things
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
white house must first deal with the spending and the looming debt ceiling and if congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling coming up, the u.s. go in default. that could trigger a worse economy reaction than we feared in the fiscal cliff situation. we have the latest. if republicans refuse to raise the debt ceiling there's the possibility that the president can work around the congress, but it's likely. >> there are a couple of possibilities that are being floated around, thomas. one is that the white house could use the 14th amendment, that would allow the president to increase the debt ceiling without congress' approval, and it says validity of the public debt of the united states shall not be questioned. some democrats wrote a letter to the white house on friday saying it gives the president the authority to increase the debt ceiling unilaterally, and another option that is floated is to essentially mint a platinum coin worth a trillion dollars. this is a idea that dates back to a 1997 appropriations bill that deals with the issue. the white house saying they do not believe that t
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
on the debt ceiling or on gun safety. >> what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe? >> they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> i see no need for bushmasters in the hands of an individual person who might be deranged. >> how about a clip? >> i think -- i don't think ultimately they're going to get that either. >> never before have we seen our babies slaughtered. on just guns alone will in the in the political reality we have today will not go anywhere. never before have we seen our babies slaughtered. >> what's wrong with universal background checks? >> we're wasting our time going in that direction when we should be talking about doing away with the gun-free zones. >> do you think you have enough support on capitol hill to keep an assault weapons ban from passing? >> i think right now we do. >> there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. ♪ you really ought to know ♪ really ought to know >> we begin just one week until inauguration day and the
KRON
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am PST
when we hit the debt ceiling right. >> the debt ceiling coming up. debt ceiling in fiscal cliff has now become 2013 issues. but us talk about another winner. this of facebook shares rally above $30 a share. we are on our way up it is a winner for facebook. >> the ipo had people screaming like a scalded champ. it is up 10% this year so it's a matter of when did you buy it. after announcing a mystery press conference for tuesday next tuesday the 15th. i looked at their peak about 160. that is pretty expensive. they got something. they have this do it hasn't called yet. >> maybe it could be a retail announcement that they have. maybe it will be a fall, streaming, or games. a lot of people are expecting that will show off their new building. >> i think it will be a new hoodie. >> let us talk about a loser bridge piers is leading the x factor after one season. she met a lot of money after one season. >> if she did you hear what is it? >> no. >> she said i quick y'all. >> to the new paula abdul is she? beating she is working on an album with will iam. >> $15 million per season. i quick y'
PBS
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
ceiling debate of july and august 2011 which was supposed to come to grips with spending and our debt. it was punted off until this january. what came out was another probably as a result of the next one. we will come out with everything deferred. we are not facing the problem. ultimately, it will destroy our economy. >> i disagree with both nina and charles. it was postponed. it was avoided. that's a good thing. yes, the candid get kicked down the road. they had to because of the sequestration that will be taking place. what was achieved is that the president the achieved his goal of increasing the tax rate on the wealthy. that was important. the loser clearly being speaker boehner. yet a bad beginning of the year. >> the voters send them across the washingtons and make sure that they get every benefit that the government has available to them. they some republicans to washington to make sure that they will not have to pay. both parties keeping promises. they will much such a single gray hair on that beautiful hair of social security or medicare. dog or a. wieters locked in the bush
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Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
the federal government has already hit the debt ceiling. and the only way the government can pay its bills is by using accounting gimmicks to move money around. those tricks will only get the government through mid-february. at that point lew might have to take the unprecedented step of deciding he has the legal authority to pick and choose which bills the feds will pay. >> even if it were clear that the treasury secretary could do that, pick and choose, the ability, the real ability to reprogram all of the software in treasury's computers which connect to all of the computer software in the various agencies is not something that can be done in ten minutes or ten days or ten weeks. so you have the right to do it, but you don't have the ability to do it. >> reporter: the treasury uses a separate computer system to make interest payments on the federal debt so it is possible investors would get what they are owed. but what happens with social security, medicare and federal employee pay, is less clear. so secretary lew would have to make a decision. he could recommend the president
PBS
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
a conversation about politics and economics and debt ceilings and fiscal cliffs and sequestration with david leonhardt of the "new york times" and austan goolsbee, former chairman of the president's council of economic advisors. >> there's much less of a sense in obama that he can get the grand bargain. although he's still trying. he and boehner both are. i think he's much more cynical about what republicans will agree to and i think he's come to think that many of them won't do anything with him. >> rose: national security, politics, and the economy when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. poop announced his picks for two of the most important national security positions earlier today. for secretary of defense he nominated former republican senator chuck hagel. he chose counterterrorism advisor john brennan to head the c.i.a.. >> chuck hagel is the leader that our troops deserve. he is an american patriot, he enlisted in the army and volunteered for vietnam. as the young private and then sergeant he ser
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
debt ceiling and i guess by definition, your party, and stammerin and yammerin? >> let's get 16 of them and say goodbye to the debt. think what they could print aluminum coins and say they are worth a trillion dollars. we need to do something to do with run away deficit spending. >> neil: we never do. many argue that your party had a chance in the latest cliff deal and was to settle it? >> we have resolved the tax hikes. now, the issue is spending. i wish we could have. i wish we had a president that would have agreed there was a spending problem. he told the speaker he doesn't think there is a spending problem. last thing we need for treasury to mint a new coin made out of platinum that would weigh, 44 million pounds. i would sink the titanic. you know, this is the kind of things going on in d.c. that we have to draw attention to. >> neil: i hope cooler heads and calmer and less crazy heads will prevail. >> good to be with you. >> neil: invoking an amendment to seek racial equality will -- with debt piling up, pat gudell it's not a wonder that americans are not rising up. >> this is he
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Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
over the nation's debt ceiling. >> fifthsyrian president bashar al-assad addressed his war-torn nation in a rare speech. he stood firm against global calls for him to step down. and proposed a peace process that would leave him in power. the obama administration quickly rejected it. more than 60-thousand people have reportedly been killed during a bloody civil war two years. searching for dozens of people who may be missing in wildfires in southeast tasmania. those wildfires have already destroyed more than a hundred homes. also been evacuated from the tasmania peninsula because the fires have blocked roads in and out of the rural communities. firefighters are having a tough time getting the flames under control because of the rough terrain. but they say they should gain the upper ground this week. >> president obama and the first family are back in washington tonight. after wrapping up their holiday vacation in hawaii. air force one touched down at joint base andrews in maryland earlier this morning. the president interrupted his vacation by flying back to washington to settle the fis
FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
raise the debt ceiling. >> dumping bonds, diving in stocks, records amounts of money flowing into stocks and etfs last week. is that a trend? that's ahead. >> a number you don't here with taxes, 0, but that's what the louisiana governor is proposing, a zero corporate tax rate and income personal tax rate. we have the man who crafted the plan here with more details. interesting. >> that fits me, but how does that get offset? >> there you did. there you go. >> okay. updated on the markets like we do every 15 minutes. nicole, we have bank earnings out this week. how are broader markets doing? >> a lot going on. friday, the dow went over the unchanged line 50 times, today, no different, back and forth action. the dow is gaining five points, but the nasdaq and s&p both pulling back some, and, of course, the nasdaq weighed down by apple, and let's get financials up for you. today is a weak day of earnings, and names in focus like goldman, bank of america, citi group, and morgan stanley. the group ran up over 26% in the last year, and the estimates have come down considerably from sector
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
" starts right now. >>> good-bye fiscal cliff, hello, debt ceiling cliff. your elected officials ready to push america over the edge of the cliff. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed. >> well, yes, you will, mr. president, and very soon. democrats and republicans are set to clash again over raising the u.s. debt ceiling. back in the old days, the u.s. had a snl where every time a bill involving money was passed, the treasury had to raise money for by issuing bonds. the debt ceiling law was given the u.s. treasury the flexibility to borrow money. it had nothing to do with spending control or debt control. it was a technicality. most functioning countries don't have any such thing because they understand that if the government spends the money. it has to pay the bills. republicans seem to think that the debt sealing is a good tool to limit how much the government spends, the current debt ceiling was hit on december 31st, but like last time, the u.s. treasury is usi
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 12:30am PST
in just a few months, congress is going to have to deal with the debt ceiling. and i'm being told, you know, the debt ceiling, the sequester and the continuing resolution to fund government spending is going to be an even bigger fight. so what do you expecting in the next couple of months? >> so we expecting a very messy process. as you just pointed out, there are three things to sort out. the debt ceiling, the sequester and the continue resolution. whenever there's an agreement, maritt romneyomneyryia, we looko contents and momentum. was the content sufficient, and clearly it wasn't. that's why we have another crisis coming up. but also we got no momentum. it's not as if democrats and republicans came out feeling good about this. they came out feeling bad about this. and, therefore, there's absolutely no momentum for cooperation. so markets better have the seat belt on because we're going to have more political drama in the next few weeks. >> so how does this play out, do you think? there's a lot of talk right now about that 2% tax hike that everybody is going to pay with the exp
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 10:00am EST
early in the new session. you askede senate is -- about the debt ceiling -- you asked about the debt ceiling which is first up when they come back. how does the politics of the house to address the debt figure in to politics and the farm bill? >> the theory that leaders were operating under during the debate on the fiscal cliff that we just wrapped up -- if you saw a situation where you needed to find deficit reduction to offset some sort of either spending cuts or offset increase to the debt limit or be paired with an offset, the farm bill would be a good inclusion in that effort. what we heard senator stabenow say today was that a less optimistic view -- was a less optimistic view, but a more realistic view, but that is not likely to happen, given what is going on with the farm bill and given what we have learned. the house has no plans to take it up. they did not take it up at all last congress. it is too early to tell really what the plan is among the house leadership. even if chairman lucas does a farm bill, no one knows where it will go. >> as we are taping, some more news has
CNBC
Jan 6, 2013 7:30pm EST
months congress is going to have to deal with the debt ceiling, and i'm being told, you know, the debt ceiling, the sequester and then a continuing resolution to fund government spending is going to be an even bigger fight. what do you expect in the next couple of months? >> the sequester and the continuing resolution. whenever there's an agreement, maria, we look for two elements. content and momentum. was the content sufficient, and clearly it wasn't. that's why we have another crisis coming up. also we've got no momentum. it's not as if democrats and republicans came out feeling good about this. they came out feeling bad about this, and, therefore, there's absolutely no momentum for cooperation, so markets better have the seat belt on because we're going to have more political drama in the next few weeks. we're all talking about taxes going higher on the rich, and, yet, this social security tax is going to hit everybody. what impact will this have? >> so, you're right, in terms of economics, the biggest impact is on the payroll tax because the propensity to consume or put another wa
CNN
Jan 9, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> the issue right now and the conversation has been the debt ceiling, which we are about to smack up against. the doom and gloom reporter every morning about the debt ceiling. so spending and debt ceiling to a large degree, while they are connected, they are different conversations. debt ceiling, we have spent that money. that a difficult from verizon that has come due you have to pay. >> you are borrowing more money to spend in the future. we are borrowing money to pay off past debts. no. if we weren't doing more deficit spending, we wouldn't have to borrow more money. the debt ceiling, last one could you say, the debate was messy. we didn't get a downgrade because the results of that debate didn't solve the problem. president obama, after he got his tax increase, the tax part of his balanced approach, when he came out and said, okay, now, the debt ceiling is off the table, not going to negotiate it -- >> because it's spent, right? $16 trillion national debt. that's money that has been committed by congress. it's been committed by the very people who will fight over whether we sh
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama went on offense warning republicans not to play politics with the debt ceiling. here is some of what he had to say. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops our honor our contracts with small business owners. markets could go haywire, interest rates would spike for anybody who borrows money, every home own we are a mortgage. it would be a self-inflicted wound on the economy. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> well, the president hass got to get past the debt ceiling in order to achieve his second term agenda but how does he do it when some republicans are threatening shutdown. chuck todd and howard fineman. chuck, you know, i get the sense i was listening to the late general schwarzkopf, the man shaping
FOX Business
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
romantic than the debt ceiling. we could hit the limit around valentine's day, february 14. get out the roses and chocolate or go to the poconos for a romantic get away. >> you will love penn hills in the nearby poconos. >> if you're in love ♪ neil: or you can just call chuck woolery, the former love connection host could be only guy capable of bringing both sides together, chuck, i am telling you, playing tongue in cheek. but i think that nation needs someone like you to bring them together. >> do you really think i could do it? neil: i do. how would you. >> here is the method i would use. obama goes to boehner and sings a sexy al green song -- let's get it on, boehner started to cry, and puddy in obama's hand. neil: i don't know if i want to see that. >> neil, that is the way it is from now on for 4 years, i don't know about after that, but the taxes have not really kicked in. obamacare taxes have not kicked in yet. neil: you know, you did very effectively on the show, i don't read a prompter as you know, move up here -- here we go. >> you are much smarter than i am. neil: you would
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
know that he's going to start off talking about the debt ceiling. he'll call for republicans to raise it without a fight. but several gop members have already said the debt ceiling is going to be where they draw a line in the sand. >>> check out the first page of politico this morning. double trouble. house gop, eyes default, shutdown. and it talks about the very real possibility that house republican members want to see the government shut down or default if they don't get the cuts they want. >>> let me bring in "times" deputy bureau chief ed o'keefe. good morning to both of you. this is all just breaking now, but the president has said and he said it consistently. he's not negotiating over the debt ceiling. michael, is this more of what we're going to hear from him today? is he going to lay the groundwork for the battle ahead? >> i think so. to some degree i think what's happening is a game of chicken unfortunately. i know the financial markets hate it. and it kind of turns your stomach a little bit. but obama has said we're absolutely not negotiating over the weekend a signif
KICU
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
to the debt threat. a lot of lawmakers, of course, talking about the debt ceiling. does this threaten what's happening with the stock market? > > if it does, it threatens it for very short periods of time, and then we get buyers who come in and buy those breaks or those drops in the market. the fiscal cliff was a good indication of that. markets, while they took hits, those hits got bought very quickly, and i think you'll see the same thing happen now. > and slowly but surely the euro is heading higher. why is that larry? > > we saw at the euro drop so much, and obviously europe was dealing with so many problems, things don't - markets expecially - don't move forever, and i think this is just a recovery. had a whole lot of people short, and some of those shorts are starting to pop out. and the higher the market goes, the more shorts will come out of it. > good to have you on the show. that's larry levin of trading advantage. > > thank you. in our cover story, bank deals here and across the pond. bank of america is among ten banks that reached agreements with federal regulator
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 1:00am PST
borrowing even more money. next month, congress will be asked again to raise the debt ceiling. most republicans will oppose that acting for definite spending cuts before more borrowing. does the president care? >> the only viable option here is congress to fulfill -- that congress fulfills its responsibility and ensures that the united states of america pays its bills as it has always paid its bills through the its history. >> bill: just shut up and pay. all right? don't be asking for anything, just pay. it's mr. obama's way or the highway. again, he could use an executive order to ignore the debt ceiling and i will not be surprised if he does. so, what we have here is not a failure to communicate as they once said in the movie cool hand lou. but a president who believes he can do what he wants to do with little accountability. he has already signed executive order changing immigration rules. that was done in the middle of the night. few even know about it if this continues there will be a constitutional crisis in america. unfortunately we the people are slow to understand what's ac
ABC
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
new battle over the debt ceiling. here's how both sides are weighing in on the conversation. >> i believe we need to rates the debt cell but if we don't raise it with a plan to get out of debt, all of us should be fired. >> strong words and the fiscal cliff has come and gone. now lawmakers start a new session under pressure to avert another financial crisis, this time over raising the debt ceiling. if an agreement is not reached by late february or early march, the united states risks defaulting on its phenomenon r financial obligations. the argument will be how much congress will agree to cut spending. >> the bottom line is we can't continue down the path we're on of borrowing money to pay our debt. we have to have dollar for dollar cuts. >> key democrats and say the debt ceiling and the tax cuts are unrelated. >> not going to say i'm not going to pay my bills unless you stop buying stuff. so stop buying stuff so you don't have future bills but right now we have to pea the bell for what we incur. i you want to tie it to what we do next, fine. >> the big part of the budget is gett
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 7:00am EST
problems that flow from that. after the debt ceiling was resolved in summer 2011, amerco's are grading was -- america's federating list downgradined. i understand your views about spending. how do you for so spending cuts? the president said we will not negotiate over increasing the debt ceiling. you say despite what the business community thinks, you may have to push it to the brink again. >> the biggest problem confronting the country is excessive spending. when will we deal with it? we have watched the government explode over the last four years. we have dealt with the revenue issue. will the president lead? why should we have to bring him to the table whe ? >> senator mitch mcconnell on nbc's "meet the press." should spending be tied to an increase on the debt limit? cited a poller' that cited 72% of respondents -- what do you think? kevin is from south carolina. from new york.eve independent. guest: i am a funny person. i am in the green party i voted conservative. i have been on disability for 38 years. iwatch all of the committee hearings on c-span. i would take the new cost of
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 9:00pm EST
debt ceiling, and we will take you to the annual gathering of each and gadgets that the consumer electronics show in las vegas, including the world's first smart fork. i'm not making that up. they say it will appeal lose weight. stay with us. ♪ gerri: we are covering in like a blanket. what is the ♪ gerri: the world's biggest annual consumer electronics trade show. kicking off today in vegas. he would collect some of the year's most wacky gadgets is paul reynolds, an electronics editor for "consumer reports." good to see you. you have some pretty silly stuff there. i want to hear all about the smart for that is going to turn me into some kind of stuff person. how does that work? can you show me? >> this is a $99 gadget. and what it does, it is called the happy fork. what it does, it actually keeps track of how quickly you eat. you can program it to tell you if you are eating more quickly than you should to lose weight, for example, or if you have acid reflux, and it will program you to eat more slowly which is shown tell people reduce weight. you look this up your computer. i
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
the debt ceiling. >> because the debt ceiling is the fight coming up next, as you know, brian, and everything the president would like to do at the start of that second term including new gun laws, immigration reform, energy. all those things will really be locked into place unless he can get some agreement on the debt, the president said he won't negotiate with congress about the debt ceiling, but we could be headed to another standoff, another kind of fiscal cliff similar to what we saw last summer unless that can be resolved. the president wants to get ahead of that, really put the responsibility on republicans in congress and make it clear he just doesn't want to budge. >> keep in mind the president will walk behind you any moment. there is a very thin line between leverage coming off an election and lame duck status, and the president has a robust agenda for this term number 2. >> it is, and the first year of second terms are the ones you have a shot as sitting president to have the most productive parts. but i want to go back and emphasize something david said, and that has t
FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am EST
load of nonsense. you do not need to increase the debt ceiling to keep the federal government running. basically what would happen if they did not increase it is a washington that's never in history prioritized spending would be forced to do just that. social security checks would go out. the military would be funded. but maybe we would abolish some programs finally. so i think he's just trying to get ahead of the republicans. dagen: now, if it was going to be a pronouncement of platitude, though, john, he wouldn't hold a press conference, he would just come out and make some statement. but he has to face the media, and he will have to face tough questions about this. but that's not really in the cards, is it? is this a tactic that the republicans will use saying we don't need to raise the debt ceiling, but at the end of the day, spending is not going to get cut, not in the way it would have to. >> i think you're right. we're never going to see the spending get cut. because i don't think either party wants to cut spending that they regularly talk about and obama talked about c
FOX Business
Jan 9, 2013 11:00am EST
what's the context that should be in as we look to these next debt ceiling negotiations and everything else? >> well, if you look at the absolute level of debt, it is up. that hasn't changed. connell: what's our goal? >> the goal is to get below i think bernanke said 3% of gdp or something similar to that level. and again, we're high. we're very high, so i'm not coming across saying gee don't worry about it, everything is great, but that's not the point. the point is it's improving. the reason it improves connell is because tax receipts -- this is very important because tax receipts are improving. why are tax receipting improving if -- tax receipts improving because we have slow economic growth? because ben bernanke is making capital turn over. the guy printing the money keeps telling you he's going to make you take risk, and the reason he's making you take risk because it turns over capital, and when you turn over capital you have increased tax receipts. connell: up 75 on the dow right now. are we even close to a point where that kind of gravy train ends? >> no. let's say t
CNBC
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
going to tell you why i think a debt ceiling and government shutdown, bad idea. i'm going to show you a better way. the "kudlow report" begins right now. . >>> first up, amid allegations of anti-semitism and antiisrael sentiments, president obama nonetheless nominated former republican senator chuck hagel for the position of secretary of defense. that today, also reportedly soft on iranian sanctions. so is there any truth to these charges? here to discuss eliot abrams, a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations. eliot, happy new year and as always, welcome back. are these charges -- is there merit to these charges? first of all, anti-semitism. >> look, i can't read his mind. i can only go by the public record. the public record suggests he's got a problem with jews, frankly. there's reports from the members of the tiny nebraska jewish community that they never had a politician in nebraska who was so indifferent, their word, indifferent to the community. who took no interest, who was completely nonresponsive to any requests they made. there's a beginning. then you have these quo
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
back up to 3% or 4%. >> couple of quick things. debt ceiling. government shutdown. do you believe the debt ceiling should be used as leverage? >> we have three impending moments. the debt ceiling, the continuing resolution to fund the government, and then the sequester spending cuts that have been delayed for 60 days. no one in the republican conference is talking about a default on our sovereign debt. but we do need to use these moments to address the spending explosion that we've seen in the last four years of the obama administration. >> are you saying you want to say debt ceiling, maybe set that aside and focus more on the other two? >> i'm saying the treasury has more than enough tax receipts every month to pay the interest on our sovereign debt. so there's nobody but barack obama who's talking about a default on our sovereign debt. we can prioritize payments on a monthly basis to ensure there's no default. then we can have the hard negotiations necessary to get spending back under control. >> you are saying, hey, don't raise the debt ceiling. make treasury -- >> unless there
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